Columns

Mass shootings becoming a way of American life

November 20, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief “We make killing too easy.” It’s a quote dug from the depths of a presidential assassination, but the profound nature of the statement is perhaps too difficult to digest in the aftermath of the most ...

Celebrity chef suffers post-mortem blowback

November 20, 2017

The late Pierre Franey (fre-NAY) was one of the early celebrity chefs, with a TV show and his popular NY Times column “The 60 Minute Gourmet.” The eponymous cookbook is one of my most dog-eared. Unlike many others of his profession, Franey steered ...

Managing obstacles to productivity in law practice

November 20, 2017

Susan Letterman White Letterman White Consulting Mastering productivity is critical to the quality of your work and life — and it can be a serious challenge. When you feel like you need at least 25 hours in every day, sleep has become an elusive concept, ...

Getting the most out of Friend of the Court

November 20, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Dealing with your Friend of the Court (FOC) may not be number one on your bucket list of life goals. Hopefully these tips will help you achieve the best result in your FOC case. The FOC provides both parenting time and child support ...

Emojis and law in the 21st century

November 20, 2017

Richard Dollinger For lawyers, there is a new language in town, coming to you from your iPhone courtesy of millennials: Japanese picture art and the desire for evermore cryptic expression for all. Emoticons and their more expressive cousins — emojis ...

Mediation advocacy beyond the norm

November 20, 2017

Paul Monicatti When it seems like everything around you, globally and locally, is in a constant state of dysfunctional conflict and turmoil, it is easy to think and act like it’s normal to be disruptive and disagreeable.  Nothing could be further ...